“Stop it. You all quit playing! Quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f***ing life! Y’all killing me with this sh*t!” @RKelly told @GayleKing, standing up. “I gave you 30 years of my f***ing career!”https://cbsn.ws/2NLorjg
‘They sold them to me’, claims R. Kelly, accusing his girlfriends’ parents of human trafficking
He accused them of ‘selling’ their daughters to him when they were underage.
playing the victim card during the explosive interview, Kelly cries, screams and claims the ‘whole world’ is lying about him
During the rollercoaster CBS interview, Kelly told Gayle King that Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary’s parents ‘sold’ them to him
Kelly, 52, alleges the girls’ parents wanted money out of him and were willing to let him spend time with their daughters in exchange
The parents claim Kelly brainwashed their daughters and has been keeping them against their will in a cult-like environment in Chicago
Refusing to admit guilt, the accused pedophile blames parents for ‘handing’ their daughters to him
While he also denies having sex with them when they were underage, he admits that now all three are in a relationship, he maintains is consensual
‘I don’t look at age, I look at legal,’ the middle-aged entertainer responds when asked if he is attracted to younger girls
He screamed, cried and claimed his only problem was that he had a big heart during the interview, his first in years, where he lays bare his desperation to beat the charges
Kelly is facing 70 years imprisonment if convicted on child sex abuse crimes
Dangerously delusional: Singer R Kelly lost his composure during a CBS interview and stood up in a fit of emotion, towering over the interviewer, Gayle King
Embattled singer Robert ‘R’ Kelly in a wild scene accused the parents of the two young women he is accused of holding against their will of human trafficking. He accused them of ‘selling’ their daughters to him when they were underage.
In full meltdown mode during an explosive interview with CBS, Kelly yelled, cried and protested his innocence on child rape charges.
Kelly, 52, shouted, screamed and at times spoke directly to the camera while being interviewed by Gayle King for CBS News.
At one point in their interview, Kelly had to be restrained by his publicist and he cried several times. He agreed to speak out to tell ‘the truth’ in light of his recent indictment on child sexual abuse charges which came after a docu-series laid bare the turmoil of the families of the two women he still lives with.
Azriel was 17 when he pulled her onto the stage with him at a concert. Joycelyn was 19 and met him backstage at a different show with her mother.
The women were interviewed separately in an emotional segment with King that will air on Friday.
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WATCH: R. Kelly addressed his current relationship with the two young women who live with him at his home in Chicago, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary. Their parents believe Kelly has brainwashed their daughters.https://cbsn.ws/2NJR3t8 pic.twitter.com/IbH3PjbSVx
Stunned, King asked: ‘How come it was okay for me to see them until they wasn’t getting no money from me?
‘Why would you take your daughter — if I were going to take my daughter and she’s 19 years old to a 49-year-old icon whatever, celebrity, R. Kelly concert, whoever it is, I’m not going to put her on the stage and leave her.
‘I’m going to take her to the concert. Their father is more into my music and knew about my music than they do,’ he said.King pushed on: ‘You’re saying the parents handed their daughters, Azriel and Jocelyn, over you to? That’s what you’re saying?’
He replied: ‘Absolutely. Are the cameras still going? Absolutely.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Kelly denied having sex with underage girls and said he never focused on how much younger than him his girlfriends are, just that they are ‘legal’.
He said he is no longer fighting for his career (but still wants people to buy his music) and is now desperate to salvage his relationship with his children.
In an unhinged monologue to the camera where he stood up, screamed and had to be restrained, he said: ‘Quit playing, I didn’t do this stuff.
‘This is not me. I’m fighting for my f*****g life! Y’all killing me with this s**t! I’ve given you 30 years of my f****g career! 30 years of my career! Y’all trying to kill me! You’re killing me man!
This is not about music! I’m trying to have a relationship with my kids and I can’t do it! Y’all just don’t want to believe the truth . Y’all don’t want to believe it.’
King, who has been applauded for his composed demeanor and tough line of questioning during his outburst and throughout the interview, remained seated, encouraging him to calm down.
After a brief pause, he continued back in his chair: ‘This is not true!
It doesn’t even make sense!
‘Why would I hold all these women! Their mothers and fathers told me, “We’re going to destroy your career.”‘
‘There’s real girls out there missing, there’s real young girls out there being abducted, being raped, OK. They really are on chains. They really do have chains on their wrists.
‘And they can’t get out and they ending up buried,’ he said.
King, redirecting him, said she was not going to allow him to ‘rant into the camera.’
‘I came here for them to hear me talk!’ he protested, adding: ‘I need help.
‘I need somebody to help me not have such a big heart. Because my heart is so big people betray me and I keep forgiving em,’ he cried.
King, without missing a beat, told him he sounded like he was ‘playing the victim.’
Kelly also said that he had been ‘assassinated’ and ‘buried alive’, adding proudly: ‘But I’m still alive.’
Azriel was overcome with emotion as she defended Kelly and screamed at King: ‘I am crying because you guys don’t know the truth and you guys believe in some f*****g facade that our parents are saying for money.
‘If you can’t see that then you’re ignorant and you’re stupid!’ She had to be comforted by Savage who said nothing in the teaser.
Among the evidence against Kelly are videos which allegedly show him having sex with underage girls.
The indictment applies to four women, three of whom were underage when he allegedly had sex with them.
None have been named.